Owch. This hurts a lot. I lost my Mom two months back, and she lived 6,000 miles away. There is not a single day that goes by that I don’t want to call her. She’s still in my ‘favourites’, not just in my contacts. I can’t bring myself to delete it, any time soon, and I can’t accept that she’s gone.
Thank you for writing this piece — it speaks for me, too.